These 14 Jobs Have the Best Work-Life Balance

Photo by AR Images / Shutterstock.com

If you feel overwhelmed trying to find a healthy balance between work and your personal life, you’re not alone.

America is by-and-large a country of worker bees. Americans spend roughly 38.6 hours in the office a week, which leaves little time for fun or family. Plus, less than half of American workers took a vacation this past summer.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Career website Glassdoor recently released a list of the 29 best jobs for work-life balance. The list is based entirely on feedback the site has received from workers over the past year.

Glassdoor says these are the 14 top-ranked jobs for workers seeking a balance between their jobs and their lives. The average work-life balance rating on Glassdoor is 3.2. The number of job openings reflects active job listings on Glassdoor as of Sept. 15:

Corporate Recruiter

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
  • Median Salary: $65,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,269

UX Designer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
  • Median Salary: $95,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,139

Data Scientist

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $112,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,106

Strategy Manager

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $110,487
  • Number of Job Openings: 595

UI Designer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $84,500
  • Number of Job Openings: 615

Recruiting Coordinator

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $48,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 604

Technical Account Manager

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $75,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,035

Mobile Developer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $101,318
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,074

Devops Engineer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 4
  • Median Salary: $110,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,536

Research Engineer

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $103,029
  • Number of Job Openings: 483

Marketing Analyst

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $65,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,033

Scrum Master

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $89,428
  • Number of Job Openings: 686

Substitute Teacher

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $25,178
  • Number of Job Openings: 420

Library Assistant

  • Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
  • Median Salary: $28,929
  • Number of Job Openings: 356

Click here to see Glassdoor’s complete list of 29 jobs.

Glassdoor says reporters, mental health therapists and tax accountants are three jobs where work-life balance needs some improvement.

Do you struggle to balance your work and your personal life or family? Share your comments below or on our Facebook page.

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links within our stories.

Read Next
3 Reasons You Can’t Rely on Medicare Alone
3 Reasons You Can’t Rely on Medicare Alone

Counting on Medicare to cover health care costs can jeopardize your retirement plans.

9 Indestructible Products That Are Worth the Price
9 Indestructible Products That Are Worth the Price

If you’re willing to pay a little more for these products, you may never have to shop for another again.

America’s Most Reliable Appliance Brand Is a Surprise
America’s Most Reliable Appliance Brand Is a Surprise

Have you heard of this appliance manufacturer?

8 Ways to Slash Your Internet Bill
8 Ways to Slash Your Internet Bill

No matter what price you are paying for internet service, taking these simple steps can lower it.

7 Tips for Building an Emergency Food Supply
7 Tips for Building an Emergency Food Supply

A pandemic or natural disaster could leave you reliant on your existing emergency food supply. Is your pantry well-prepared for emergencies? Knowing what to stock up on for emergencies can be a difficult task and we’re here to help.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Most Popular
7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco
7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco

Even if it seems you save a bundle buying Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand products, they may not be the bargain they appear to be.

8 Tips for Retiring Comfortably on Social Security Alone
8 Tips for Retiring Comfortably on Social Security Alone

It’s never too early to start learning how to live well while living on less.

Am I Eligible for My Mother’s Social Security Benefit?
Am I Eligible for My Mother’s Social Security Benefit?

Can an adult daughter tap into her late mother’s benefit?

The Next 5 Groups Who Will Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
The Next 5 Groups Who Will Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC has unveiled a schedule that likely will determine who gets the next doses.

11 Generic Products You Should Buy at Costco
11 Generic Products You Should Buy at Costco

Not all generics are worthwhile, but these are among the best from Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand.

9 Things You’ll Never See at Costco Again
9 Things You’ll Never See at Costco Again

The warehouse store offers an enormous selection, but these products aren’t coming back.

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free
3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free

With a little ingenuity, you can cut Office costs to zero.

This Surprise Factor Can Raise Your Risk of Dementia
This Surprise Factor Can Raise Your Risk of Dementia

Nearly half of U.S. residents may face this threat.

Organize Your Home With These 10 Thrift Store Finds
Organize Your Home With These 10 Thrift Store Finds

Resolve to be clutter-free in 2021 with these secondhand purchases.

This Gas Station Scam Is Victimizing More Drivers
This Gas Station Scam Is Victimizing More Drivers

For the second straight year, a growing number of Americans believe they’ve fallen prey to this scam.

11 Laws You Could Be Breaking Without Knowing It
11 Laws You Could Be Breaking Without Knowing It

Seriously? Fibbing about the weather is a crime? This and other little-known legal traps await the unwary.

These Are the 3 Best Used Cars You Can Buy
These Are the 3 Best Used Cars You Can Buy

These vehicles boast reliability, safety and long-lasting value.

6 Legal Documents Retirees Need — but Don’t Have
6 Legal Documents Retirees Need — but Don’t Have

Few retirees have all of these documents that are crucial to their golden years — especially during a pandemic.

13 Things Seniors Can Get for Free — or Almost Free
13 Things Seniors Can Get for Free — or Almost Free

There are many ways to get cheap or free services and goods after reaching a certain age.

Internet Providers Can’t Charge You for This Anymore
Internet Providers Can’t Charge You for This Anymore

Starting this month, your ISP no longer can bill you for this fee.

Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?
Can a Divorced Widow Claim Her First Husband’s Social Security Benefits?

The rules are complicated when it comes to eligibility for survivors benefits.

9 Small Expenses That Are Bleeding Your Budget Dry
9 Small Expenses That Are Bleeding Your Budget Dry

Keep more of future paychecks by eliminating these budget-busting unnecessary expenses.

15 Painless Ways You Can Cut Costs in 2021
15 Painless Ways You Can Cut Costs in 2021

Follow these tips to save, so you’ll have money for things that really matter.

11 Huge Retirement Costs That Are Often Overlooked
11 Huge Retirement Costs That Are Often Overlooked

Does your retirement budget account for all of these costs?

View More Articles

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.